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Word-Filled Women's Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church(Furman & Nielson, NS-CL)

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A Practical Guide to Bible-Centered Ministry Among Women

The Bible is clear that women as well as men are created in God's image and intended to serve him with their lives. But what does this look like for women in the church? 

Helping church leaders think through what a Bible-centered women’s ministry looks like, this collection of essays by respected Bible teachers and authors such as Gloria Furman, Nancy Guthrie, and Susan Hunt addresses a variety of topics relevant to women. Whether exploring the importance of intergenerational relationships, the Bible’s teaching on sexuality, or women’s roles in the church and the home, this book of wise teaching and practical instruction will become a must-have resource for anyone interested in bolstering the health and vitality of the local church.


Table of Contents: 

Part 1: The Heart of Women's Ministry

  1. The Word at the Center: Hearing God Speak - Kathleen Nielson
  2. The Word on Women: Enjoying Distinction - Claire Smith
  3. The Word Passed On: Training New Leaders - Carrie Sandom

Part 2: Contexts for Women's Ministry

  1. The Local Church: Finding Where We Fit - Cindy Cochrum
  2. The World around Us: Practicing Evangelism - Gloria Furman
  3. The Ends of the Earth: Thinking Global - Keri Folmar

Part 3: Issues in Women's Ministry

  1. Older and Younger: Taking Titus Seriously - Susan Hunt and Kristie Anyabwile
  2. Sexual Wholeness: Affirming Truth with Compassion - Ellen Mary Dykas
  3. Gifts and Giftedness: Finding the Place to Serve - Kathleen Nielson and Gloria Furman

Part 4: The End of Women's Ministry

  1. Ultimate Goals: Heading for That Day - Nancy Guthrie



Gloria Furman (MACE, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a wife, mother of four, cross-cultural worker, and writer. In 2008 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor.

Kathleen B. Nielson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) serves as the director of women’s initiatives for the Gospel Coalition. She is a popular conference speaker and the author or editor of numerous books, including Ruth and Esther: A 12-Week Study, and co-editor (with D. A. Carson) of Here Is Our God and (with Gloria Furman) Word-Filled Women's Ministry. Kathleen and her husband, Niel, have three grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.



“Out of both biblical conviction and years of experience, these women think seriously about discipleship, evangelism, intergenerational mentoring, and compassion. Their strength is evident, their commitment to Scripture robust, their joy in the gospel intoxicating, their anticipation of the consummation providing a lodestar to their lives and service. Although this is a book by women to foster “Word-filled women’s ministry,” much of it will be read with equal profit by men. I hope that some of those men will be pastors who in consequence reflect on what they can do encourage such ministry in their own churches.” - D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Cofounder, The Gospel Coalition

“Women’s ministry is ultimately not about women. Nor is it about programs. It’s about the glory of God and the health of his church. Word-Filled Women’s Ministry is a much-needed resource for both men and women to consider the necessity of ministry among women as well as the centrality of the Word for cultivating a church in which women flourish." - Melissa B. Kruger, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Uptown Church, Charlotte, North Carolina; author, The Envy of Eve

“There is no question that the women in your churches will be discipled. The only question is whether they will be discipled by the world or the Word. That’s why I’m so excited about Word-Filled Women’s Ministry. It’s more than a book. These contributors represent a movement of teachers guiding women to find hope and freedom and salvation in the gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in his Word. I couldn’t more highly esteem these writers, and I pray that you will take up their charge to take up the Word.” - Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition; author, Blind Spots

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